Workplace Recognition and Incentive Programs

Motivation is Crucial to Performance Management

Posted on October 18, 2010 by Motivo Staff in Uncategorized

Extrinsic motivation is not really the thing in itself but rather a reflection of the feelings of reward associated with doing something well. Therefore, extrinsic motivation serves as a means by which we reinforce our intrinsic need for validation. Motivation is inducing others in a specific way towards goals specifically stated by the motivator. Goal Setting is extremely important to motivation and success. Goal-Setting theory is based on the notion that individuals sometimes have a drive to reach a clearly defined end state. A positive attitude is a must for success. Positive motivation works better if it’s something you really want to do. You’ll do a much better job than if you are trying to avoid something you don’t want (such as being fired). Create a happy, positive work environment with...

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Four Keys to Motivation

Posted on October 5, 2010 by Motivo Staff in Uncategorized

Employee motivation is an important factor in any organization playing a crucial role in its success or decline. The keys to motivation lie in satisfaction, recognition, inspiration and appreciation. Satisfaction An indisputable link exists between satisfied employees and motivated employees. Focusing on satisfied employees is not the same as motivating them, however. Satisfaction is neutral. That is to say the things that are expected in any work place must be present before you can think about motivation. Recall the research done by Frederick Herzberg from which he developed the Motivation-Hygiene Theory. In it he defines the top six factors causing dissatisfaction and the top six factors causing satisfaction, listed in the order of higher to lower importance. Leading to Dissatisfaction • Company policy • Supervision • Relationship w/Boss • Work conditions • Salary • Relationship w/Peers Leading to Satisfaction • Achievement • Recognition • Work itself • Responsibility • Advancement • Growth Management not only must provide hygiene factors...

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